4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus Details for 2020

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The following information has been provided by Dr. Sarah Kotzian in the NC State Extension’s 4-H office:

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus will be held June 15–17, 2020, in Cary at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. Again this year, we are grateful to North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives- Touchstone Energy for being our conference Signature Sponsor. I encourage you to take the time to tell them thank you for their support and encourage your 4-H’ers to do the same.

Here are some details about the conference:

Who can attend?

200 North Carolina 4-H’ers, ages 14 through 18 along with one adult per county can attend. We are recruiting three youth per county. If you have more than three youth from your county that would like to attend, please email the additional names to Sarah_Kotzian@ncsu.edu . I will keep a waiting list in order received and after registration closes, I will email you to let you know if additional people from your county have been accepted to attend. It will be your responsibility at that point to register the delegate by the date shared in the message. We will always welcome more than three youth per county as long as space is available. If you add a name to the waiting list, you are agreeing that they will accept an open spot should one become available.

Conference Highlights

  • Citizenship themed workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Distinguished speakers
  • Visits with elected officials
  • Off-site visits in Raleigh

What does it cost?

Registration fees are $200.00 per youth and $250.00 per adult. This includes 2 nights lodging and Monday lunch and dinner, Tuesday breakfast and dinner and Wednesday breakfast. Tuesday lunch will be on your own. The actual cost per person is over $600 per person. (The remaining cost is covered by donors and other funding sources.)

NOTE:Caldwell County 4-H will be looking for a chaperone to attend with youth who register, as Sarah Moyer will be unable to attend this year. The cost for this/these adult(s) will be covered by the 4-H program.

Transportation and Lodging

Transportation and chaperones are the responsibility of participants and/or participating counties. Lodging for both youth and adults will be 2 per room. Due to space we are not able to request special accommodations for this conference. Rooming assignments are based on county responsible and age. Special rooming requests will not be accepted.

Conference Times

The conference will start with registration from 10–11:15 a.m. on Monday, June 15. We will end on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. An agenda for the conference will be shared in the near future.

How do I register?

Registrations must be entered online by 5 p.m. on May 11, 2020, and must be entered by an Extension professional.  This system requires a unity ID and password to access. If you have a State 4-H Officer in your county, you are responsible for making sure they are registered if they are attending the event. 

Making Appointments with Elected Officials

Tuesday, June 16th, we will be visiting the North Carolina General Assembly. As part of this 4-H’ers attending this conference need to make appointments to visit with their elected officials. More information on how to do this is attached to this email. I would encourage you to work with your 4-H’ers to make these appointments earlier rather than later.


Polo shirts will be ordered for all delegates. Please refer to the size charts below when ordering shirts. Shirts will be ordered based on the information submitted on the registration form. The shirts will be green and delegates should plan on wearing black dress pants or a black skirt with the shirt for Legislative visits.



County Lunch Out

On Tuesday, June 16th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., counties will have a chance to explore Raleigh, as they go to lunch as group. There are a lot of great restaurants within walking distance from the Legislative Complex. Check out “Visit Raleigh” for ideas of places to eat. If the restaurant you select accepts reservations, it is recommended that you make a reservation.


Please contact Dr. Sarah Kotzian (919) 515-8480, sarah_kotzian@ncsu.edu

Thank you for your support of this event and we look forward to seeing your county at Citizenship North Carolina Focus!

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Sarah Kocher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah KocherExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Sarah E-mail Sarah N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center
Posted on Feb 10, 2020
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